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Conducting Workplace Investigations (Vancouver)

Date: June 22, 2017
Location: Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon

PRESENTERS: Gavin Marshall and Harry Gray
This intensive seminar will address all considerations involved in conducting workplace investigations; including harassment complaints, investigations for disciplinary purpose and human rights issues.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • When to investigate;
  • The scope of investigations and terms of reference;
  • Use of internal versus external investigators;
  • Structuring and ordering an investigation and how to interview;
  • Due process and 'fair hearing' issues;
  • Issues of confidentiality and legal privilege.

Who should attend: mid to senior level HR practitioners. 


Registration: 8:30 - 9:00am
Presentation: 9:00am - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presentation 1:00 p.m. - 5:00pm

About the presenters:
Gavin MarshallGavin is a partner at Roper Greyell, where he practices labour, employment and human rights law, with an emphasis on providing strategic advice, and building ongoing client relationships.
He takes pride in providing clients with a focused, strategic and business-solution approach to workplace law. He tailors his advice and solutions to address the specific results clients want with the advice they need to manage risk. His professional relationships with clients and colleagues always come with a sense of humour.
Gavin has advised and represented clients in virtually every level of Court and Tribunal in British Columbia. However, his practice focusses on preventative strategies to minimize legal risk where possible. Gavin has provided strategic and detailed advice on dozens of workplace investigations in numerous settings; including OHS, disciplinary process in the union and non-union context, and workplace culture audits for change management. At the September 2016 conference of the Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers, he spoke on the theme of "Investigation is the new Arbitration". 
Gavin is a frequent and sough after speaker on the workplace law in British Columbia. He offers continuing legal education and professional development seminars to a variety of professions. 
Harry GrayHarry has over 35 years of experience in the post-secondary and health industries where he has worked in a variety of executive administration roles leading organizations through significant change.
Harry has significant experience in directing a wide range of functions and specialized teams in achieving business goals. He is a systems thinker who understands how to link strategy to results, get the best from others, and create a high-trust environment. He has been responsible for human resources, human rights, negotiations, dispute resolution, security, occupational health and safety and emergency management. During his career, he has represented employers in over 300 disputes.
Harry holds a Masters of Industrial Relations from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. 

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate
(by June 8th)

Regular Rate
(by June 19th)







Student & Retired Member



CPD hours
7.0 • Professional Practice
• Labour and Employee Relations
All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714
A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to an event or workshop. Attendee substitutions are permitted; however, member/non-member rate differences will apply. Please submit cancellation or substitution requests by fax (604-684-3225) or e-mail (pd@cphrbc.ca).
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